For the money which is the better route, Falling Film or a 110 gallon Maratek/Lab Society Solvent Recovery system? Decarbing? or a bunch of rotovaps? I like falling film but will it have comparable throughput to these SRS’s? If so, which companies produce falling film units without spending 200k$?
Very interested. We have been dabbling in and around extraction. We approach this market with the same mentality. We have connections with big players in industry and I would love to get a dialogue in with you.
Hey, what is the processing rate you want for solvent recovery? Small falling film will not cost that much.
I prefer falling film, they run way faster than rotary vap.
I run into a falling film manufacture in Denver CO. I can send you their info if you need.
When you say “small falling film”and they won’t “cost that much” what’s your idea of these two staments?
If your talking 5-10gal per hour and less than 10k you definitely have my attention.
I would love to see their information. Is that possible?
haha, 5-10 gal will be a small unit. I will ask around if anyone manufacturer I know have one.
I would say 50 gal for 70k.
Here is their website. I haven’t got a quote from them.
Let me know if you got one. I am interested in their pricing as well.
how do falling film evaps work? I’m interested in building a small scale one.
a falling film is a thin film of solution evaporated in a tube and heated shell. this glass is a single tube - most stainless units are a bunch of tubes.
for very small scale try 1-4 inner tubes and go from there. search the open source falling film thread for lots of good info
Wow, thank you for sharing. It is very nice to see engineer working together for a better design for this industry.